Qualifications and areas of study

PhD, Sociology
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Thesis topic: ‘Mixed race’, identity and state classification in New Zealand and Singapore. Training in qualitative and quantitative research methods and project management. Recipient of the President’s Graduate Fellowship for research excellence, 2009-2013.

MSc (Merit), Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Thesis topic: Lost in Transition: The effects of economic transition on women, the Soviet legacy, and the rise of trafficking in Post-Soviet Russia. Additional courses in International Human Rights Law and Sociology.

BA, Sociology and Russian
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Majors: Sociology (specializing in gender, identity and ethnicity), Russian language and culture, and French language. Awarded Senior Scholarship, 2002.